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4 Reasons to Transition from Disposable Cameras to Point & Shoot

Disposable cameras are beloved, in part, because they're a convenient & casual way to get all the nostalgia of shooting film regardless of skill level. But if you've ever wondered if there's an alternative to this user-friendly gear, look no further than a point & shoot camera!

Here's four reasons to make the swap:


You can find find affordable point & shoot cameras on Ebay, Goodwill, at your local camera shop, even from Richard. They're a great first step into the world of reusable cameras!

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More Control

Using a point & click camera gives you choices you just don't have with a disposable camera. You can choose practically any type of film you want with a resusbale camera, but with a disposable camera you are very limited in the types of pre-loaded film you can get. Point & shoots also allow you to decide if and when to use flash.

More Exposures

Disposable cameras typically come with 24 exposures in a roll. But you can choose a roll with 36 exposures to load into your point & shoot! What would you do with six extra frames?

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Environmentally Friendlier

Reusable cameras are... REUSABLE! But the body of your disposable camera will be... disposed of. You get it. A point & shoot camera will have less waste!

Whether you shoot a disposable camera or point & shoot, Richard is ready to expertly develop your film. With over 50 years of experience, we'll be sure to make every frame count!